I'm trying to get and display list columns in the Content Query Web Part. Unfortunatley, some of these column names are like "WEC_ArchiveDate" or "My Categories". So I find the internal SharePoint name and add them in the commonFields section in the CQWP however the data contained in these columns do not appear. (Columns without spaces appear just fine).

What could I be doing wrong?


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please replace spaces with x0020: http://www.rnowik.com/Converting-sharepoint-display-name-to-internal-name.aspx you can also use SharePoint Manager to see actual internal name of the field: http://spm.codeplex.com/

  • Ivan, thanks for the reply but I have already tried that. I am trying to get the column "Issue Date and using the Internal Name of "ISSUE_x0020_DATE". but its not displaying the data. I created a special XSLT template to just dump the XML so I can see what I am getting.
    – Bismarck
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 15:33
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    @Bismarck: Case matters when you are using internal column names. What about Issue_x0020_Date?
    – Kit Menke
    Commented May 24, 2011 at 16:47

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